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Suffocation - Despise the Sun

1998 Vulture Records :: Reviewed by rofreason on 2005-07-14

Suffocation is, quite simply, the essence of brutality. Their first offerings were raw, unadultered slabs of molten metal that would just tear your head off. As the years went by Suffocation continued to refine their craft, and now present us with a taste (hopefully) of what their next full length offering will be. The biggest improvments are in both the guitar and drum sections, which are tighter both alone and together than on any prior release. Granted, Suffocation has always had someone who could handle the double kicks, but this guy is insane! You can really hear his precision on the Suffo-patented inverted blast beats. This puts a unique spin on things, and for me, throws the repeat listenability factor up quite a bit. If this is the shape of things to come, than Suffocation are definitely set to impress in the coming year.